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EU Research in Influenza: New Results, New Challenges

Legnaro, Italy, 9 March 2010

European Commission unveils new research projects to fight influenza

The European Commission announced the results of its 18 million call for proposals for new research projects on influenza. Four collaborative research projects have been shortlisted for funding. They are involving 52 research institutes and SMEs from 18 European countries and 3 international partners (Israel, China, the United States). Influenza virus genes migrate across continents and between species and seriously threaten both human and animal health. Two consortia will focus their research on influenza in pigs while the two others will develop innovative drugs against influenza in humans. Their selection is part of the EU's longstanding support for research on influenza and brings the total Commission funding in this field to over 100 million since 2001....read more ( 151KB)

Background documents

Graphic element ECDC Executive Update 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) (268KB)
Graphic element Eurobarometer on Influenza H1N1 (8.32MB)
Graphic element EU Research on Influenza: new results, new challenges: Interesting websites on influenza (116KB)
Graphic element Influenza Research EU Funded Projects 2001-2007 (8.47MB)
Graphic element A new Animal Health Strategy for the European Union (2007-2013) where Prevention is better than cure (1MB)


Projects Factsheets

Graphic element European Surveillance Network for Influenza in Pigs 2 (Project ESNIP 2) (311KB)
Graphic element Generation of Information and Tools to Support the Management of the Avian Influenza Crisis in Poultry (Project FLUAID) (374KB)
Graphic element Fighting the flu at its heart: novel drug candidates targeting the viral polymerase (Project FLUINHIBIT) (233KB)
Graphic element Modelling the spread of pandemic influenza and strategies for its containment and mitigation (Project FLUMODCONT) (649KB)
Graphic element Training and Technology Transfer of Avian Influenza Diagnostics and Disease Management Skills (Project FLUTRAIN) (218KB)
Graphic element A new vaccine against influenza to be taken by nasal spray (Project FLUVACC) (332KB)


Presentations

Graphic element EU Animal Health Strategy: The Concept of One Health and the role of Research (1.02MB)
Graphic element EU-Funded Research on Influenza: a long-term commitment (1.62MB)
Graphic element FLUAID: Avian influenza in the animal reservoir (1.53MB)
Graphic element Fighting the Flu at its Heart: Novel Drug Candidates Targeting the Viral Polymerase (2.27MB)
Graphic element Modelling the spread of pandemic influenza and strategies for its containment and mitigation (1.50MB)
Graphic element Flutrain achievements in the real world (2.44MB)
Graphic element FLUTRAIN: Working together and sharing knowledge on Avian influenza (979KB)
Graphic element FLUVACC A new vaccine against influenza to be taken by nasal spray (523KB)
Graphic element EU Funded Research on Influenza in Animals Swine influenza (484KB)
Graphic element EU research on Influenza in Humans & Announcement of two new projects on novel therapeutics (837KB)
Graphic element Introduction to Influenza (2.28KB)


Speakers CVs



Andrea Pugliese
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Ilaria Capua, DVM,PhD
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Ruxandra Draghia-Akli
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Thomas Muster
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Tony M. Joannis, DVM,PhD
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Ulrich Kessler
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